During not to the nineteenth century Sierra Leone was a pioneer of western style education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Fourah Bay College, the first tertiary education institute in the region, was founded in 1827, and the first boys school, Sierra Leone Grammar School, and the first girls school, Annie Walsh Memorial School, in the region founded in 1845 and 1849 respectively. The country was an important centre in training teachers, doctors and administrators for whole of West Africa in the first half of the nineteenth century.[4] The education system that developed in Sierra Leone during the nineteenth and twentieth century was styled on the British education system. It was elitist in nature aimed at urban middle class and focused on the academically gifted who would go on to tertiary education before taking up positions as civil servants in the government. During this period the majority of the population were ...
... is a British nurse and aid worker who contracted Ebola virus disease in 2014 while working in Sierra Leone as part of the medical aid effort during the West African Ebola virus epidemic. Although she survived her initial illness and was discharged from hospital, she has since been readmitted to hospital on several occasions. On 29 December 2014, Cafferkey, who had just returned to Glasgow from Sierra Leone via Casablanca Airport and London Heathrow Airport, was diagnosed with Ebola virus disease at Glasgow's Gartnavel General Hospital. She had been working at an Ebola treatment centre in Kerry Town in Sierra Leone, and it is thought she contracted the virus as a result of wearing a visor, as recommended by the World Health Organization and the UK Ministry of Defence, instead of goggles. After initial treatment in Glasgow, she was transferred by air to RAF Northolt, then to the specialist high-level ...
... is the second largest lumber producer in the United States. Located in Anderson, California, it manages almost 1.9 million acres of timberland. It is the largest private landholder in California. About Sierra Pacific Industries. Sierra Pacific Industries. Retrieved January 27, 2014. Curiel, Jonathan (February 29, 2008). "Getting clear with Sierra Pacific Industries". SFGate ...
In 2014, Ebola virus disease in Spain occurred due to two patients with cases of the disease contracted during the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa; they were medically evacuated. A failure in infection control in the treatment of the second patient led to an isolated infection of Ebola virus disease in a health worker in Spain itself. The health worker survived her Ebola infection, and has since been declared infection-free. On 5 August 2014, the Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God confirmed that Brother Miguel Pajares, who had been volunteering in Liberia, had become infected. He was evacuated to Spain on 6 August 2014, and subsequently died on 12 August. On 21 September it was announced that Brother Manuel García Viejo, another Spanish citizen who was medical director at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Lunsar, had been evacuated to Spain from Sierra Leone after being infected with the virus. His death was announced on 25 September. Both of these cases were ...
... , the dark banded Judy, is a butterfly in the Riodinidae family. It is found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The habitat consists of tropical humid forests and lowland forests in hilly terrain. Upperside. Antennae, thorax, and abdomen black. Anterior wings next the body nearly black, a third next the tips greyish brown, with a circular eyespot thereon; the iris being black and yellow, the pupil blue. A white streak rises on these wings, which crossing the posterior edges, ends at the middle of the posterior ones in a sharp point. Posterior wings blackish brown, the upper corners being greyish brown, where is a yellow mark, not unlike a human ear, the inner part being tinged with a shining blue colour. These wings are furnished with two broad tails, which suddenly become narrow and short, the tips white, and along the edges streaked with blue. Underside. Palpi ...
The effects of global warming such as extreme weather events, droughts, floods, biodiversity loss, disease and sea level rise are dangerous for humans and the environment.[70] Developing countries are the least able to adapt to climate change (and are therefore called "highly climate vulnerable") due to their relatively low levels of wealth, technology, education, infrastructure and access to resources. This applies to many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa or Small Island Developing States. Some of those island states are likely to face total inundation.[71] Fragile states or failed states like Afghanistan, Haiti, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, and Somalia are among the worst affected. Climate vulnerability has been quantified in the Climate Vulnerability Monitor reports of 2010 and 2012. Climate vulnerability in developing countries occurs in four impact areas: health, extreme weather, habitat loss, and economic stress.[70][5] A report by the Climate Vulnerability Monitor in 2012 ...
The effects of global warming such as extreme weather events, droughts, floods, biodiversity loss, disease and sea level rise are dangerous for humans and the environment.[71] Developing countries are the least able to adapt to climate change (and are therefore called "highly climate vulnerable") due to their relatively low levels of wealth, technology, education, infrastructure and access to resources. This applies to many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa or Small Island Developing States. Some of those island states are likely to face total inundation.[72] Fragile states or failed states like Afghanistan, Haiti, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, and Somalia are among the worst affected. Climate vulnerability has been quantified in the Climate Vulnerability Monitor reports of 2010 and 2012. Climate vulnerability in developing countries occurs in four impact areas: health, extreme weather, habitat loss, and economic stress.[71][5] A report by the Climate Vulnerability Monitor in 2012 ...
The Half the Sky movement includes a four-hour television series for PBS that premiered in the United States October 1 and 2, 2012 with international broadcast to follow.[3] Half the Sky Movement follows Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl Wudunn, and A-list celebrity advocates America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde to ten different countries: Cambodia, Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia and the United States. In each country, the series introduces women and girls living under very difficult circumstances and bravely fighting to challenge them.[4] The show explores the issues of sex trafficking, forced prostitution, maternal mortality, and gender-based violence and proposes how greater education and economic empowerment can help.. ...
The civil war started in 1991 and continued until 2002, costing at least 50,000 lives and causing local people to suffer killings, mutilation, rape, torture and abduction, mainly due to the brutal warfare waged by rebel group, The Revolutionary United Front (RUF). The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) claimed that they supported causes of justice and democracy in the beginning, but later on they started to control the villages and to prevent local people from voting for the new government by chopping off their limbs. Victims included children and infants. It created numerous examples of physical and psychological human harm across Sierra Leone. Moreover, they also occupied the diamond mines in order to get access to funding and continue support of their actions.[19] For example, during that time, RUF was mining up to $125 million of diamonds yearly. Since diamonds are used as a funding source, they also created opportunities for tax evasion and financial support of crime.[20] ...
The civil war started in 1991 and continued until 2002, costing at least 50,000 lives and causing local people to suffer killings, mutilation, rape, torture and abduction, mainly due to the brutal warfare waged by rebel group, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) claimed that they supported causes of justice and democracy in the beginning, but later on they started to control the villages and to prevent local people from voting for the new government by chopping off their limbs. Victims included children and infants. It created numerous examples of physical and psychological harm across Sierra Leone. Moreover, they also occupied the diamond mines in order to get access to funding and continued support of their actions.[22] For example, during that time, RUF was mining up to $125 million of diamonds yearly. Since diamonds are used as a funding source, they also created opportunities for tax evasion and financial support of crime.[23] ...
The year 1893 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below. July 11 - Kokichi Mikimoto, in Japan, develops the method to seed and grow cultured pearls. Henry Luke Bolley discovers a method of treating smut with formaldehyde. Hans Goldschmidt discovers the thermite reaction. Nagai Nagayoshi synthesizes methamphetamine from ephedrine. Alfred Werner discovers the octahedral structure of cobalt complexes, thus establishing the field of coordination chemistry. Eduard Suess postulates the former existence of the Tethys Sea. Mary Kingsley lands in Sierra Leone on the first of her journeys through Africa in the interests of anthropology and natural history. July 9 - Daniel H. Williams completes the first successful open heart surgery. October 5 - Johns Hopkins Medical School opens in the United States. Emil Kraepelin introduces the concept of dementia praecox in the classification of mental disorders, distinguishing it from mood disorder in his Lehrbuch ...
Dechreuodd epidemig o glefyd y feirws Ebola yng ngwlad Gini yn Rhagfyr 2013, ond ni chafodd yr epidemig ei ganfod tan Mawrth 2014,[9] ac yn hwyrach ymledodd i Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria a Senegal. Achoswyd yr epidemig gan y feirws Ebola (Zaire ebolavirus). Yn Ionawr 2015, nid oedd Cyfundrefn Iechyd y Byd (WHO) wedi cyhoeddi fod yr epidemig drosodd, gan fod un neu ddau achos unigol wedi codi ei ben yn ystod 2015;[10] credir hefyd fod oddeutu 11,310 o bobl wedi marw o Ebola - ychydig dros 70% o'r rhai a ddaliodd y firws. Hwn yw'r tarddiant mwyaf difrifol o Ebola yn nhermau'r nifer o achosion a marwolaethau ers darganfyddiad y feirws ym 1976,[11] ac mae'r nifer o achosion o'r epidemig presennol yn fwy na'r achosion o'r holl epidemigau cynt gyda'i gilydd.[12] Ni chredir bod tarddiant arall o'r clefyd yng Ngweriniaeth Ddemocrataidd y Congo, a laddodd 13 o bobl erbyn 26 Awst 2014, yn gysylltiedig â'r epidemig yng Ngorllewin Affrica.[13] Erbyn 26 Awst 2014, bu cyfanswm o 3,069 ...
... , the western incipient false acraea, is a butterfly in the Nymphalidae family. It is found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast and western and central Ghana. The habitat consists of wetter forests. Upperside: Antennae black. Thorax and abdomen dark brown. Anterior wings next the body dark tawny orange, but next the tips dark brown, almost black, the darkest part of the wings having several dusky yellow spots, while the orange part has a number of black ones. Posterior wings dark orange, near the body streaked with black, with a black zigzag border running along the external edges. Underside: Palpi, neck, legs, and breast pale yellow. Abdomen orange. Anterior wings much lighter than on the upper side, being, next the body, cream colour; the part next the tips dark russet. All the spots are very discernible on this side, the yellow ones being here much lighter. Posterior wings cream-coloured, having the black border and streaks equally as strong and discernible as on ...